Should all U.S. military officers be bilingual?

02/7/2013 | Stars and Stripes

The Defense Department needs to do more to help U.S. military officers learn a second language and become more culturally responsive, says Adm. James Stavridis, head of the U.S. European Command. He proposes several initiatives to help reach this goal, including making bilingualism a basic requirement for officers, creating a career path for foreign affairs officers and expanding the number of officers knowledgeable about specific regions.

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